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  April 2015
volume 12 number 1
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  home   (archived)
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  Adeolu Emmanuel Adesanya
  Lynn Albanese
  Steven Alvarez
  Jonathan Beale
  Stefanie Bennett
  Jack G. Bowman
  Jennifer Bradpiece
  Don Kingfisher Campbell
  Michael Aaron Casares
  Beverly M. Collins
  William Crawford
  Pijush Kanti Deb
  Elisabeth Adwin Edwards
  John Elison
  Emily Fernandez
  Jeanie Greensfelder
  John Grey
  David Herrle
  Sonika Jaggi
  Strider Marcus Jones
  Phillip Larrea
  Emma Lee
  Marieta Maglas
  Matt McGee
  Christopher Mulrooney
  Dave Nordling
  Toti O'Brien
  Greg Patrick
  James G Piatt
  Frank Praeger
  April Salzano
  David Scriven
  LB Sedlacek
  Danielle Smith
  Jan Steckel
  Carl Stillwell
  Tim Tipton
  Philomena van Rijswijk
  Wanda Vanhoy Smith
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Adeolu Emmanuel Adesanya
April 2015



photo by richard lee miller

    An ardent poet and writer for the past 15 years, originally from Ijebu - Imusin, Ogun State of Nigeria, Adeolu Emmanuel Adesanya attended Ijebu-Ode Grammar School in Nigeria. He obtained the degree of Bachelor of Education from the prestigious University of Ibadan, Nigeria (B.Ed.; 2005) and obtained Master of Science in Business Management from the University of Wales in Cardiff (M.Sc.;2007) and currently a doctoral candidate of the University of Wales. An economist and strategic change consultant over the years, but he would like to be known and seen foremost as a poet. Adeolu lives in Essex, United Kingdom with his family.



Tell the Gods

Tell our leaders to swim in the blood of Baga
Let them quench their thirst drinking their tears
Tell them to loot more of our tomorrow today
That's what gods do, devouring sacrifices.

Tell them children now feeds on rotten corpses
And women now pound meals using bones
Tell them how farmers now harvest only bullets
Maybe they'll hear, to join us in the bloody buffet.

Tell them of the smell renting the air, fastidious fear
Of a father holding his son's skull, searching for limbs
Tell them of when, they too will live and breathe Baga
That day, for every man, there will be ten gods.


(Written to create awareness to the recent massacre where 2000 lives were lost to terrorist group in Baga, Nigeria.

copyright 2015 Adeolu Emmanuel Adesanya